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Interview and Writing Workshop with Jacqueline Bishop: The Art of Writing

Interview and Writing Workshop with Jacqueline Bishop: The Art of Writing
May 20th 5.30-7.00pm

JACQUELINE BISHOP, an award-winning writer and visual artist born and raised in Jamaica, will share her latest work The Gift of Music and Song: Interviews with Jamaican Women Writers (2020) and answer pre-prepared questions from students on the Contemporary Caribbean Literature MA module at Leeds Beckett University and tutor Emily Zobel Marshall. She will discuss the writing and interviewing process; where does she find sources of inspiration? How does she create her first draft? How did she find her preferred literary form or writing style? What can she tell us about the art of interviewing? There will also be a chance for all participants to take part in a short writing exercise and join discussions around the art of writing and themes of creativity, race, gender and Contemporary Caribbean writing.

Please email Emily Zobel Marshall if you would like to attend: e.marshall@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

JACQUELINE BISHOP is an award-winning writer and visual artist born and raised in Jamaica, who now lives between London and New York City. The Gift of Music and Song: Interviews with Jamaican Women Writers is her latest publication. She has twice been awarded Fulbright Fellowships, including a year-long grant to Morocco; her work exhibits widely in North America, Europe and North Africa. Bishop's books include a novel, The River’s Song (2007), two collections of poems, Fauna (2006) and Snapshots from Istanbul (2009), a 2007 art book entitled Writers Who Paint, Painters Who Write: 3 Three Jamaican Artists, and The Gymnast and Other Positions (2015), a collection of short stories, essays and interviews. The Gymnast and Other Positions won the nonfiction category of the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

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